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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Personnel and Budget

DC Staff on 11/30/03:

  • There are 25,169 regular employees and 343 OPS staff that make up the department's total staff.
  • The average employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for eight years.
  • Gender: 40% of corrections staff are female and 60% are male.

Employee Retention Rates

  1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
CO Series 68% 55% 46%
CPO Series 78% 67% 61%
Other 67% 51% 42%


Years of Service with State of Florida

Less than one year 12.3%
1 to less than 5 years 18.8%
5 to less than 10 years 26.3%
10 to less than 20 years 32.0%
20 to less than 30 years 9.4%
30 years or more 1.2%


Employee Separations for past 12 months

Voluntary 1,961
Involuntary 680
Retired 662
Death 41
Other Separations 43
Total Separations for Previous 12 months 3,387


Inmate Per Diem

It costs $47.39 a day ($17,297 a year) to care for and supervise an inmate in a major Florida prison. It costs $27.35 a day to house an inmate in a work release center and $55.32 per day to house an inmate in a private prison.



FY 2002-03 Inmate Cost Per Day:
$47.39 or $17,297 per year
(Major Institutions)

Chart showing FY 2002-03 Inmate Cost Per Day: $47.39 or $17,297 per yr.(Major Institutions)</h4>